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Sri Lakshmana Perumal temple



Moolavar : Lakshmana Perumal, Tirumoozhi Kalathan,Appan, Sukthinathan
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Maduraveni Nachiar
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Chittaru, Sanga Theertham
Agamam / Pooja :
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirumoozhikalam
City : Tirumoozhikalam
District : Ernakulam
State : Kerala

Singers:

   Saint Nammazhwar in his song addresses a crane in the tank nearby the temple requesting to take his message to Lord Tirumoozhikalathan holding His discuss and wearing the Tulsi garland that it is not fair on the part of the Lord to ignore him (Azhwar) waiting for His grace with tearful eyes. The shrine has the reputation of the Mangalasasanam of Nammazhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar.


Festival:

   Besides special pujas and abisheks to Lord in all Tiruvonam star days of the year, Chithirai Tiruvonam (April-May) Aarattu festival is celebrated grandly with a flag hoisting tem days earlier. In Kerala, as Aadi month (July-August) is considered as Ramayana month, devotee crowd is huge in the temple during this month.


Temple's Speciality:

   This is one of the 108 sacred shrines of Lord Vishnu where Lakshmana and Bharatha worshipped together. It is said that Lakshmana built the Tower and Mandaps of the temple.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Lakshmana Perumal Temple, Tirumoozhikalam, Ernakulam district. Kerala.


Phone:

   91- 484 - 247 3996


General Information:

   Lord Perumal graces facing east with discus and conch in His upper two hands, a club in the right lower hand and a lotus in the left resting on His hip. Sage Haridha Maharshi had worshipped Perumal in this temple. There is also a shrine for Lord Shiva showing harmony between Saivite and Vaishanavite faiths.


Prayers:

   Devotees seeking child boon perform Tirivonam puja for which they have to book one year in advance.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer Sandal paste Alankar to Lord.


Greatness Of Temple:

   The temple is situated on the banks of famous Bharatapuzha River in Kerala. According to evidences available, the place was a centre of learning. As the sacred text Sri Sukthi came into being in this place, this was a pleasant centre of research for the scholars.


Temple History:

   Lord Krishna was performing his pujas in Dwaraka with four idols of Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Satrugana. After Dwaraka was drowned in floods later, Sage Vakelwa got these idols. Lord appearing in his dream, asked the Rishi o install them in places on the banks of Bharatapuzha River. Accordingly, Rama was installed in Tiruparayar in Trissur district, Bharata in Irugnalakuda, Satrugna in Payamal and Lakshmana as Lakshmana Perumal in Tirumoozhikalam. This is the only Vishnu temple named after Lakshmana.


Special Features:

   NA


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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